I mean, I got the task done, in record time. Or somehow all three of these feelings at once??? It’s okay if your mind doesn’t work how society wants it to. Again, either way, you deserve to get help for things you struggle with :), having adhd is revving my brain like an engine that won’t start and yelling “WORK DAMNIT” any time I want to do a task, executive disfunction is genuinely distressing and physically uncomfortable and saying it’s just laziness is… cruel i think, Made while watching a steam and ignoring my 3 midterms , Executive function or something idk I have ADHD. Buttons are executive currency. Then I checked Facebook. Find its author, Matt O’Keefe, on Twitter and Tumblr. It’s also why I have such a hard time with “leisure”, and why my “randomized leisure activity” deck helped me so much; because by the time I get to the end of the day, and I’m out of spoons and I have earned a fun and relaxing evening…. ADHD is constantly flip flopping between: School with adhd is just “I’ve done the entire page while you were still discussing exercise 1, and now I’m bored” or “I understand half of these words individually, can’t focus and now I’m bored” there is no in between, I’m in this picture and I don’t expect it. This one might need to travel with me? See more ideas about Adhd, Adhd problems, Adhd brain. Whatever works! But adults have it as well. ADHD Alien April 20 at 9:11 AM Continuing from the last Comic, here is something showing how the hu ... ge amount of criticism and rejection we face for our ADHD symptoms can not only prevent us from getting better, but also teach us bad coping mechanisms - … yes it’s silly, but it’s not him being dumb. I was convinced I had no problems and just had to stop being lazy and all my problems would go away. Even on their own, either option can do wonders for your productivity. !” As the commander stared at me, glaring and upset I “forced” him to use his voice, I had to stifle a laugh at how squeaky he sounded. Kathy commented on Facebook, and I replied to her. Essentially, ADHD is a learning/processing disorder that affects the storage, processing, and decision-making parts of the brain. I don’t know how much it will extend to other people, but I’m throwing it out there in case it’s useful for anyone else. But not having a disorder doesn’t mean you can’t struggle with similar problems, and chances are some of the methods people with those disorders use to treat them might still help you too. And if nothing else, knowing that you have adhd and learning why it’s affecting your behaviour the way it is can help with your self esteem and self image. Like I say, I have no idea whether that will be any good for anyone else, but it prompted some interesting introspection, and I wanted to share. #i drew this w in mind of adhd but anyone can rb!! Using tumblr with an easy, clean and efficient interface was my goal. But it’s how I keep myself alive so hey! reminder that Percy, being ADHD, likely has auditory processing issues and him mishearing/repeating words in canon is a representation of this - including how he will usually mishear words as being related to his special interests (i.e. Apr 28, 2020 - Explore Sarah Arthurs's board "Do I have ADHD???" But you could very well have undiagnosed ADHD (and/or a disorder that shares many symptoms, such as bipolar, bpd, ocd, autism, etc.) You go back 30 seconds, and hit play. When itâs not my adhd brain keeping me up, itâs my anxiety brain waking me up. Good! DISCLAIMER: I am not a trained professional. Its main symptoms are inattentiveness, impulsivity, executive dysfunction, hyperfocus, and sometimes hyperactivity. But I want to share what I think should have been obvious clues to me! THAT is the executive dysfunction experience my dudes, adhd pro tip, aimed specifically at the hyperfixators and the hyperactives— if you have problems remembering to drink water, get a water bottle with a straw. But here’s why you shouldn’t let that stop you: 1) Medication isn’t the only treatment method. beercheesecasserole. the perks are that i uh… hm, ADHD has me hyperfocusing on ADHD rn and I just found out that I wasn’t falling out of love like my partners thought I was when I stopped hyperfocusing on them. *realizes i took in nothing from the paragraph bc i was too busy thinking about how i was almost done and has to reread it*, that ADHD moment when you go to bed and the lights turn off and everything else goes quiet…and you realize just how loud your brain is. abcsofadhd: — Pina ?ADHD Alien Comic (@ADHD_Alien) August 9, 2019 The best way to manage a comorbidity is to pay attention and get help when you need it. They even won an Oscar so why do you care now?’ Disabled people have always been frustrated by how the media misrepresents us. A lot of ADHD symptoms overlap with other disorders, and a lot of them can sound like things neurotypicals experience, too. gamer gf that…. You are now serious about getting it this time, you pause the tv you were watching in the background while listening and close the text you were typing at the same time. Lazy people don’t feel bad about being lazy, because they’re just avoiding something they don’t want to do, and if not doing it made them feel bad then avoiding it would become the thing they don’t want to do, and they’d do what they’re supposed to do instead. Will I learn from this experience? Thoughts on life with ADHD, anything from random factoids to everyday behaviors, from the pros and cons of medication to debunking stereotypes. Neurodiverse people have always been frustrated by how the media misrepresents us. I’m begging you guys to start putting tl;dr’s at the end of long text posts because my adhd brain cannot sit down and read a wall of text without knowing what it’s about/if it’s going to be worth reading. They’re handy and fairly inexpensive at places like Walgreens. Discover more posts about actually-adhd. Oct 29, 2020 - Explore Jessika White's board "Adhd" on Pinterest. adhd is sitting in one spot all day, mad about being bored and getting a sudden urge to rebuild your whole life at 4 am then giving up 1 day later so you go back to staying in one spot and continue being mad about being bored. #and then you realize HOLY SHIT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE WHOLE TIME? Jul 10, 2020 - Explore Daci Kermes's board "ADHD" on Pinterest. Humans are complex creatures, and we have a complex blob of cells inside our heads that we don’t entirely understand. Get! My brain, banging together pots and pans: @ me thinking that being obsessed with something for months and having multiple existential crises over it and getting no joy except from that one thing and then feeling some sort of extreme grief when you start to move on was….neurotypical behaviour. Or they think a disabled person 'couldnt handle the role’ so they think the able-bodied actor is doing the disabled community a favour somehow? I don’t have any initiative left by that point, but I don’t need to: I get the stimulus to do my work, maintain my health, connect with friends, and clean my house, and I’m too executive-dysfunction-deprived to do anything but respond to stimulus, and so I do all those things. as someone who gets hyper focused on something and forgets to actually eat or drink, and someone who is suuuuper fidgety, I found that I absentmindedly use drinking out of the straw as a fidget mechanism, thus solving my water problem as well. Change position! it’s just an ADHD thing. Adhd. I used to think I canât have ADHD because I wasnât hyperactive. adhd-alien:. (Sneak introduction to the new inattentive Alien! I thrive in hyper-focused development environments, where I react to each compiler error by debugging the error … but I break down when the compiler runs without error; I don’t know what to do if I don’t have the error-stimulus deciding my actions. ADHD comic Monday! unrealistic, blocked, absurd. having d.i.d or osdd doesnt make you brokenhaving tourettes doesnt make you brokenbeing autistic doesnt make you brokenhaving adhd doesnt make you brokenhaving ocd doesnt make you brokenhaving a personality disorder doesnt make you brokenhaving bipolar disorder doesnt make you brokenhaving schizophrenia doesnt make you brokenhaving a psychotic disorder doesnt make you brokenhaving depersonalisation, derealisation, dissociation, etc. Today I decided to try an experiment. Something I’ve seen a few times is people being afraid to see a professional about whether they have ADHD or some similar disorder is that they’re worried that either they won’t be able to get medicated anyways so they don’t see the point, or they’re worried they’ll find out that they don’t have ADHD and thus they’ll confirm that they really are just lazy and/or stupid like they’ve always thought or been told they were. And he talked about how executive function isn’t just one thing, which I knew, but mentioned specifically that one element of executive function is taking your own initiative, deciding your actions for yourself, rather than just reacting to stimuli. Since good advice for us struggling with tasks. We can form bad habits, and develop bad mentalities, due to bad experiences or situations regardless of whether we have a disorder or not. Up!” signals, and I couldn’t summon the focus to actually move from the floor to the couch. There's a common misconception about ADHD that only children can suffer from it. I have seen so many people defend her by saying things like, ‘well THIS able-bodied actor played a disabled character in [whatever year] and no one seemed to mind then! Then I replied to all my Facebook messages. ADHD vs psychic alien pt 2 “What did you do to my men? Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions! And if you can’t: Your struggles are legit and real, if they have a name or not. and I am seeing way too many people giving up that option prematurely, because they are unware that: an entire generation of adhd kids has now grown up thinking they have to choose bt being unmedicated and being overmedicated, and it was such a traumatic experience tbh. See more ideas about Adhd, Adhd problems, Adhd brain. It’s okay if you get stressed over things you’re not “supposed” to worry about. this-road-to-hell. The ideal treatment method is a combination of medication and behavioural therapy, since medication isn’t guaranteed to be the solution to all your problems, but barring that you can still work with one or the other to give you some level of improvement and functionality. Parents of children with ADHD/ADD any kind of neurodivergence, your kids are very likely to forget things very fast and would prefer gentle reminders instead of constant scolding/yelling. #anyway if you aren't medicated bc of bad experiences in the past, #please be aware there are other options that can make a ridiculously big difference, #and also things like maturity/weight gain/time/health changes can mean that you'll tolerate medication better now than in the past, #anyway if adhd is affecting your life and ability to do the things you want, #i really recommend at least talking to your doctor about trying a low dose of something, #Bonus points if they happen after each other so you're mentally going 'I /should/ be able to focus on this', #or thinking of an art idea in your head and your like yees YEEEAS, #and then you pick up a pencil and you’re like ððð, #this is about adhd AND depression AND other bullshit actually, #but most of all it's about the extent to which doctors are gung oh about overmedicated kids while dismissing the symptoms they experience, #we've got an entire generation of adults out there who have been turned off the idea of taking medication for their mental health issues, #bc at a young age they learned taking medication meant shitty side effect and having your concerns ignored. shout out especially if those bad experiences as a kid led to you not exploring treatment options as an adult! adhd-alien: I get a lot of DMs asking me “How do I know if I have ADHD?” and the short and boring answer is “you can’t unless you talk to a doctor”. Take all of my advice with a grain of salt. horror movie with scary mentally ill character, inspiration porn where neurodivergent person gets “fixed”, movie made for parents and families of neurodivergent people and not actually for the neurodivergent people. And it hit me —. This explains why I need to leave such specific directions to myself: not “write chapter 5″, but “Open C:/Documents/Writing/NovelTitle/Chapter5.doc”. please please please do NOT give up on medicating your adhd because you have a bad experience during your first attempts. This one needs to be taken with a meal? Now if you’ll excuse me, I still need to go brush my teeth, every day i feel like i’m a crewmate trying to do my tasks but my brain is the imposter, Do other adhd people use their weird sense of time to help them??? shout out to all the kids & teens whose doctors overmedicated them to the point it affected their personality and ability to eat & sleep & feel! elijah-inmymind Tell me your story. A way of explaining why you can do some things and not others, and how much currency it costs you to do certain things like folding laundry. The bottle lives on the dining room table where we eat all our meals. See more ideas about adhd quotes, adhd, adhd brain. wHy DiDn’T yOu SLeEp? Sometimes my brain will go “ah! having ADHD and realizing/thinking about the fact that most people can just….do things….when they want to or have to and thats just it…..like. So my therapist and I talked about this strange mix of symptoms: knocking out task after task of helping people at work, but unable to feed myself; incredibly highly effective code debugging, but also getting lost in Tumblr for an hour. It’s okay if you hate loud noises, or bright lights. like yes maybe the information is very important/useful but if I dont know what your fucking WALL of text with no paragraph breaks is going to be about I am not reading that shit because chances are I’ll zone out half way through anyways. My body at 8am: WOw I’m sO TiReD hOw Do yOu ExPeCt mE To dO AnYtHiNg I’m dYiNg Go bAcK tO SLeEp I cAn’T FuNcTiOn! You don’t need a specific diagnosis to need or seek help. Understanding that there’s a reason for why you act this way, and figuring out how it happens, is a huge relief, at least in my experience. I think it’s hard to judge your own symptoms if all you’ve known your entire life was ADHD. So, to everyone asking themselves “what if I’m just lazy?”, I hope you can find the courage from this to seek a diagnosis! I have barely any initiative-decide-for-myself at all. Instead of my normal morning routine (where I check email, IMs, to-do list, and self-care list, and compile that into an enormous to-do list for the day, then sort that list in order of “if everything goes sideways and I get to only one thing, what thing will be the most painful if it happens tomorrow instead of today”, and then set up multiple desktops on my macbook so that each task – including “brush teeth” has its own desktop, and then put the desktops in the assigned priority-order), I decided I’d just jump right into my first task, and see if I could get myself a hyper-focused hour of work before someone came into the office to bug me. perks include…. adhd be like “can i offer you Intense Blinding Rage for no reason but also a catchy-ass tune playing on repeat at the same time”. nisaexploresadhd. adhd-alien: I used to think I can’t have ADHD because I wasn’t hyperactive. derederest tbh I am terrible at asks, gives me anxiety. Whether you meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, too, I have no idea (because I’m a random person on the Internet), but you might find ADHD resources helpful in figuring out your life challenges. who wants my adhd gf ass!! #i posted those memes on the 3rd of november 2018, #i'm 'pro-medication' not in that i think everyone with adhd needs to be medicated, #but i think a TON of us would be happier and more functional if we were on the right medication/dosage combo, #unfortunately that is SUCH an individual thing that it can be burdensome to figure out just what that IS, #this combined w/ healthcare hurdles mean that many of us give up prematurely on finding a regime that works, #both bc of how frustrating the process is, #AND bc you just aren't aware of the IMMENSE AND OUTRAGEOUS DIFFERENCE being properly medicated can make, #not until you've experienced it yourself, #seriously it is the mental equivalent of putting on a pair of glasses after years of walking around in a fog. 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